Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, October 10th, 2015 - 22 comments
In March of this year National recycled a private member’s bill that Mike Sabin originally championed. The bill if enacted would have permitted a Judge to draw an adverse inference from a defendant facing child sex abuse charges exercising the right to silence. The bill was in the list of private members bills released on […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, October 3rd, 2015 - 34 comments
Key’s little lecture to the UN would have been delivered with a lot more moral authority if it wasn’t built on the heights of hypocrisy.
Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, October 1st, 2015 - 24 comments
Kiwiblog is advertising the TPPA Ministerial protest promoted by the Its Our Future website.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, October 1st, 2015 - 41 comments
Pandas – one lightweight piece of fluff too far?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 30th, 2015 - 88 comments
National’s announced intention to create a marine sanctuary around the Kermadec Islands looks remarkably like Labour’s policy from the last election. And why did John Key not tell his caucus beforehand?
Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, September 29th, 2015 - 115 comments
Christianity doesn’t compromise with other religions or has the World Finally Gone madder?
Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, September 27th, 2015 - 103 comments
Mass redundancies at the Herald have been described as a blood bath and are clearly having an effect on its quality. Such is its quality there is a question whether the political column this morning was written by a part time travel writer or by Heather du Plessis-Allan.
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 28 comments
Cutting research into greenhouse gases? With our emissions profile? Now? This can’t possibly be mere stupidity. This must be willful blindness.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, September 25th, 2015 - 108 comments
Been trying to get my head around the implications of Volkswagen’s rigged diesel performance tests. Predictably, and unlike most stories covering this, I couldn’t give a rat’s arse for the financial woes the company might be facing.
Written By: - Date published: 9:46 am, September 16th, 2015 - 100 comments
The subtle and not so subtle demonisation of Jeremy Corbyn by England’s establishment media is going to be something to behold.
Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, September 16th, 2015 - 37 comments
In recent news it has been stated that the Government has let Serco off fines totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars while at the same time it is sneaking through retrospective changes to the law to deny thousands of beneficiaries money they are otherwise entitled to.
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 15th, 2015 - 153 comments
Josie Pagani yesterday chose as a left wing commentator to condemn Jeremy Corbyn’s politics as being based on narcissism where hard decisions never need to be made, and the unpopularity of a policy was evidence not of its failure but of its virtue. She should have analysed his history before making these claims. And in the interests of balance the media really needs to choose left wing commentators who will proudly stand up and support progressive ideals rather than repeat right wing attack lines.
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, September 14th, 2015 - 183 comments
Written By: - Date published: 10:32 am, September 11th, 2015 - 81 comments
A very interesting post in The Herald yesterday by Grant McLachlan (former Parliamentary researcher and a Nat campaign director) detailing National’s well resourced and well organised spin machine.
Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, September 11th, 2015 - 21 comments
As anticipated, what is the first complaint at this site under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015? Not from a kid cyber-bullied by the classmates. But by an adult trying to stifle legitimate criticism and analysis of what they wrote and distributed digitally. And they didn’t read what they were required to do under the act.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, September 7th, 2015 - 74 comments
According to Cameron Slater the left support the Red Peak flag coz the Nazis used to brand political prisoners with a red triangle that looks like an upside down red flag.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 7th, 2015 - 71 comments
The backtrack is under way. Last week National was not budging on refugee numbers. Today they will announced an urgent passage allowing for the intake of more Syrian refugees. The focus groups have spoken. Update: and the announcement is for 600 new refugees over 3 years and $4,9 million in increased aid.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, September 3rd, 2015 - 88 comments
Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity in the UK Labour leadership race has the political establishment in a tizzy. So of course, out come the dirty tactics. Private Eye has done a great job of showing up one of these….
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 1st, 2015 - 40 comments
The ANZ survey shows business confidence at the lowest levels since the financial crisis. Yesterday John Key insisted that it was “reasonably positive”. He was either completely wrong or lying through his teeth. Either way it’s unacceptable.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, August 29th, 2015 - 83 comments
To try and excuse his obvious bias Mike Hosking is now claiming not to be a journalist (unfortunate that his bio material says he is). That Hosking would try and disown journalism speaks volumes to his character.
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, August 24th, 2015 - 41 comments
As the worm turns, the Nats are all over the place on health and safety. Andrew Little suggests that National is “terrified of the farming lobby”. Something sure has to explain the fact that they ended up fronting this crock.
Written By: - Date published: 8:07 am, August 22nd, 2015 - 8 comments
A small sample of the reaction to National’s “health” and “safety” nonsense.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 21st, 2015 - 50 comments
Apparently worm farms and mini golf ranges are dangerous places. And worm farmers playing mini golf are in grave peril.